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Peace Corps

Criminal Investigator, FP-1811-5

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Washington , Dist of Columbia
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Federal Employees
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Permanent - No time limit
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Full Time

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  • PRIOR INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY OR RELATED WORK: Individuals who have been engaged in certain intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency are ineligible for employment with Peace Corps. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases. APPLICANTS WITH CIA CONNECTIONS. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED.
  • Experience with international law enforcement organizations is strongly preferred. Prior experience working for Peace Corps as a PCV, staff, PSC, intern, detailee, fellow or FWS is preferred. Proficiency in foreign language(s) is highly desirable.

    Current or former Federal Employees may apply.

    Direct hire Peace Corps domestic employees who will be on TDY travel for more than 60 days in a calendar year must obtain and travel with an updated medical clearance in order to be eligible for access to Embassy Health Units overseas. This position may require significant travel. Job assignments may be located where public transportation or government vehicles are not available. Therefore, the employee must maintain, as a condition of employment, a valid drivers license and method of transportation sufficient to complete the job requirements in an effective, efficient and timely manner.

    This is a Testing Designated Position for the purposes of the OIG Drug Free Workplace Program.

    This is an Excepted Service Appointment with an unlimited appointment and a 1 year probationary period. Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees.

    LAW ENFORCEMENT AGE REQUIREMENT: In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement 6c retirement provisions; therefore, candidates must be appointed before reaching their 37th birthday unless they presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement retirement-covered position.

    This position is LEAP eligible.

    A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination. Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance is a requirement of the position. Failure to do so is grounds for termination.

    Both online and offline application assistance can be obtained by contacting the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 or or by clicking on the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" button while working in the automated system.

    When completing your Avue application online, you will receive a pop-up warning message after 45 minutes. It is strongly recommended that you save your data often, and turn off your pop-up blocker in order to receive any system time-out warning.


  • The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent entity within the Peace Corps and has the broad responsibility established by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, (the Act) to: (1) Promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the agency programs, operations, and management; (2) Prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse; (3) Conduct and supervise audits and investigations relating to programs, management, and operations of the agency; and (4) Keep the Director and Congress fully and currently informed about problems/deficiencies relating to the administration of such programs and operations and the necessity for, and progress of, corrective actions. Works as a Criminal Investigator assigned to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation (AIG/I) and performs the following duties: Performs work related to developing and maintaining relationships within and outside the agency to communicate and disseminate information about program mission and activities.
  • Receives, collects, and analyzes intelligence information in support of criminal investigative activities.
  • Plans and conducts criminal investigations related to alleged or suspected violations of laws, regulations, and policies. Uses a variety of investigative techniques, such as performing undercover work, maintaining surveillance, analyzing evidence, and preparing reports.
  • Prepares, or participates in preparing, reports of findings on the character, practices, suitability or qualifications of persons or organizations seeking, claiming, or receiving Federal benefits, permits, licenses, or employment.

    Drafts reports that are used to make or invoke administrative judgments, sanctions, or penalties.

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